NTRES 4160 - Conversations in Conservation for One Health

Fall. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

R. Radcliffe.

This is a seminar series on community conservation projects conducted through Engaged Cornell with partners in Indonesia (Ujung Kulon National Park and Alliance of Integrated Forest Conservation) and Africa (Jane Goodall Institute). Each meeting consists of a presentation, open to students and members of the community, given by a veterinary or undergraduate participant of the Engaged Learning Program and followed by a discussion with enrolled students. The course brings together faculty and student mentors with prospective students interested in conservation medicine, providing opportunities for dialogue on One Health projects from proposal and implementation to impact and reflection. Debriefing uses material from field portfolios and relevant literature to augment case-based sharing of unique conservation experiences at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, great ape-human interactions, and
environmental-public policy.

Outcome 1: Students will provide others with knowledge and ideas that help form the foundation on which to find opportunities, further training, and build a career in the field of conservation.

Outcome 2: Students will foster critical thinking and interest in their home communities concerning their collective experiences in conservation.

Outcome 3: Students will promote a sensitivity to the needs of local hosting communities and to the ethical roles of the conservationist in society.

Outcome 4: Students will synthesize and communicate the diverse social, ecological, and health issues underpinning their field experiences.

Outcome 5: Students will evaluate the impact of their contributions, taking into account the various perspectives of stakeholders related to their field experiences.

Outcome 6: Students will respectfully articulate the cultural context of socioecological challenges related to their field experiences.

Outcome 7: Students will identify and apply the concepts and lessons learned in their field experiences to other global One Health challenges.

Outcome 8: Students will demonstrate how working as part of interdisciplinary teams is helpful for examining linkages and finding creative solutions in conservation.

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